Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ataque de Pánico!: Robot apocalypse ensues

From digital animator & director Federico Alvarez (with Murdoc Films), sci-fi short film Ataque de Pánico! (translated in English as “Panic Attack!”) features giant robots invading the Uruguay city of Montevideo.
Panic Attack seems to be mere eye candy-- although yummy & incredibly well produced eye candy.
What we see are giant robots destroying a city with missiles, accompanied by a flotilla of airborne assault craft. But the real story is in what we don’t see, the story implied off screen.
Where did the robots come from and why are they attacking that city? To say the story has no plot would be to misunderstand.
This “short film” is composed like a movie trailer, offering only a glimpse at a piece of a much larger puzzle. Because that is exactly what Panic Attack is intended as.

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